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Laurence Farmer

Dr. Laurence Farmer has compiled a volume of physicians’ letters covering the last 250 years, entitled Doctors’ Legacy . He discussed the 1793 epidemic of yellow fever in Philadelphia in the April, 1956, issue of AMERICAN HERITAGE .

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In Boston, where one in six was dying of the plague, the great divine battled for a new and radical idea Read >>
Yellow fever killed 4,000 in Philadelphia in 1793, amd puzzled doctors ignored the real clue to blame “miasmata” in the air Read >>

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